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The study drug debate: Do they create an academic advantage?

Rate this article and enter to winThe non-prescription use of stimulant drugs, such as Adderall® and Ritalin®, appears to be on the rise. You might hear them nicknamed “study drugs” or “brain steroids,” and...
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Firsthand stories of first-generation, international, & grad students

Rate this article and enter to winContinuing your education is one of life’s most rewarding—and also challenging—experiences. For first-generation college students whose parents didn’t have the same opportunities, the financial, social, academic, and family...
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Going beyond pen and paper: How to enhance your note-taking techniques

Rate this article and enter to winWhen it comes to getting the most out of your classes, there’s nothing more crucial to your ability to retain information and learn effectively than good, solid, old-fashioned...
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Change happens: How to maintain relationships while in school

Rate this article and enter to winRestaurant reservation: check. Graphing calculator: check. Stuffed toy: check. When you’re an adult student, there is a lot to balance. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, have...
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Tuning in to how you learn: Can music help your grades?

Rate this article and enter to winAre you studying for finals, preparing to defend your thesis or dissertation, or completing your end-of-year projects? Got music? In a recent survey by Student Health 101, many...
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The science of smart: What type of learner are you?

Rate this article and enter to winAre you doing what you want to do? Heading where you want to head? If you’ve chosen your major, program, or concentration, are you confident they will build on...
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3 steps to bounce back from an academic setback

Rate this article and enter to winSometimes grades and academic performance don’t come out as planned. What can you do if you receive a less-than-ideal grade? The first step is to recognize that it’s...
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Ask a pharmacologist: Can I take something to boost my brain?

Rate this article and enter to winAssignments accumulating? Exams coming up? Responsibilties increasing? Halfway through this semester, you may be wondering how you’ll make it all happen. As a pharmacologist who works with students,...
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The balance beam: Prioritizing & managing your time

Rate this article and enter to winElizabeth M., a Texas Ph.D. student, only has time to write her thesis at night. She used to come home from school, head to a bedroom to work,...
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What is plagiarism, and who did I copy this from?

Ever read something and thought, “That’s brilliant! I’ll use that in my paper!” No harm, no foul, right? Wrong. Copy someone else’s work, and you’ve broken a major rule in writing—and it could earn...